Notes on Molotov Man in Nicaragua
Contact Sheet. Final assault on the National Guard Headquarters. Estelí, Nicaragua, July 16th 1979
First FSLN Anniversary Matchboxes. Nicaragua, July 1980
Catholic church magazine, Nicaragua, 1980
Mural featuring Nicaraguan heroes. Masaya. Nicaragua. 1986.
Wall previously painted with "Molotov Man", blackened before election campaign.
Masaya. Nicaragua. 1991.
Pablo 'Bareta' Arauz, 1990
"For me it is strange, I am in fact famous for that reason perhaps not only in Nicaragua but internationally and I feel calm, happy. In fact, always I have stayed on the margin of the revolution. After the triumph of the Sandinista Front, I always participated in the tasks of the revolution. I voted for the Sandinista Front. And I am Sandinista, independently of the fact that the Sandinista Front lost in free and civic elections. But I continue being Sandinista regardless of the regime that might still come. My conscience is Sandinista until my death."
–Pablo 'Bareta' Arauz, 1990. Interview outtake from Pictures From a Revolution.
Stencil of a Sandinista rebel throwing a molotov cocktail. Nicaragua. 1982.
Wall stencils based on ‘Molotov Man’, Nicaragua
Painting of Pablo 'Bareta' Arauz, date unknown
Interview with Pablo 'Bareta' Arauz from El Nuevo Diario, July 2004
T-shirts sold at the 30th anniversary celebration in the Plaza of the Revolution, Managua, Nicaragua, July 2009
Monument to Pablo Jesús Arauz, known as "Bareta," Esteli, Nicaragua, July 2009